Schedule for 2019-2020 (PCLC (Tues/Thurs and EIE (Tues): EIE is Tuesdays and PCLC is Tuesdays for Marine and Life and Thursdays for the other middle and high school classes. Sept. 10/12, 17/19, 24/26 Oct. 1/3, 8/10, 15/17, 22/24, 29/31 Nov. 5/7, 12/14, 19/21 (no classes 26/28) Dec. 3/5, 10/12 (no classes 17/19, 24/26, 31/1 Jan. 7/9, 14/16, 21/23, 28/30 Feb. 4/6, 11/13, 25/27 (no classes 18/20-President's day) Mar. 3/5, 10,12, 17/19, 24/26, 31/Apr. 2 Apr. 21/23, 28/30 (No classes 7/9 and 14/16) May 5/7, 12/14, 19/21
Marine Science (new course!)- waiting list only Jr. High – Grade Level 6-8 - two semester course Cost of class: $375 semester. PCLC - Tuesdays 8:30 - 10:00 (Jill Wilcox) To register Click PCLC Westminster then click Fall registration to pay your deposit This all new class will introduce your student to the beauty of our oceans and the organisms that live in them. We will also focus on some local creatures that live right on our beaches, including the California grunion which lays its eggs here in the sand!
The class will include topics such as; Intro to oceanography Marine habitats (coral reefs, tide pools, kelp forest, sandy beaches, etc.) Marine organisms Some dissections will be performed in this class.
Class meets weekly for 1.5 hours (45 minutes of lecture and 45 minutes of hands-on lab time). Weekly homework assignments from the text book and lab paperwork will be completed by students at home. Tests will be taken online at home and will be administered by a parent/guardian. One in-class practicum test will be given by the instructor. Possible field trips.
The following books are required: Textbooks required: Marine Biology-An introduction to ocean systems Item #:019437 (Rainbow Resources) ISBN:9780825143236 Author:Amy Sauter Hill Publisher:Walch Education
Marine Biology Coloring Book Item #:032462 (Rainbow Resources) ISBN:9780062737182 Author:Thomas M. Niesen; Coloring Concepts Inc. Staff Life Science Jr. High – Grade Level 7-8 - two semester course Cost of class: $375 semester PCLC - Tuesdays 10:30 - 12:00 (Jill Wilcox) -waiting list only PCLC - Tuesdays 12:45 - 2:15 (Denise Losey) To register Click PCLC Westminster Click Fall registration to pay your deposit
This class will include such topics as:
Intro to Cell Biology
We will also cover classification and will conduct a brief survey of the kingdoms including:
A brief study of some of the systems of the human body is also included. This course meets weekly for 1.5 hours (45 min. of lecture, 45 min. of lab). Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab reports and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. Tests will be taken online at home and are to be administered by their parent. One in-class practicum test will be given by the instructor.
Two text book options are available for this course: Pick one Life Science by Bob Jones University Press. 3rd edition. ISBN: 978-1-59166-474-1 Publisher: BJU Press, 2007 Length: 896 pp. Hardbound or softbound. 7th grade.
Glencoe Life Science – Student Edition ISBN: 9780078778001 Publisher: Glencoe, 2008, Hardcover Charter students must use the Glencoe textbook.
This class will cover material in the following areas:
Stars and Planets
The Space Program
Minerals and Rocks
– and more! The class will meet for 90 minutes once a week. This course includes lecture, hands-on labs, homework assignments, quizzes and a science fair project. Two text book options are available for this course: Pick one Space and Earth Science Student Text (3rd ed.) by Terrance Egolf, Franklin Hall, Rachel Santopietro ISBN: 978-1-59166-299-0 Publisher: BJU Press, 2005 Length: 928 pp. Format: softbound; 2 volumes
Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe – Student Edition ISBN: 9780078746369 Publisher: Glencoe, 2008, Hardcover Charter students must use the Glencoe textbook.
his class will cover material in the following areas:
Method of scientific study
Energy and motion
Acceleration and momentum
Matter (solid, liquid, gas)
Atomic structure and chemical bonds
Properties of substances
The class will meet for 90 minutes once a week. This course includes lecture, hands-on labs, homework assignments, tests, and a science fair project.
Two text book options are available for this course: Textbook required: Glencoe Physical Science Textbook: ISBN13: 9780028275673, ISBN10: 0028275675 Publisher: GLEN, 1999 Biology Grade Level 9-10 a-g certified (if charter approved) - two semester course Cost of class: $450/semester. PCLC - Thursdays 8:30 - 10:45 (Jill Wilcox)-waiting list only PCLC - Thursdays 3:00 - 5:15 (Jill Wilcox) To register Click PCLC Westminster Click Fall registration to pay your deposit
Classification and a survey of the Kingdoms including:
Human Anatomy and Physiology
This course meets weekly for 2 hours and 15 minutes (1 hour of lecture, 1.25 hour of lab). Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab reports and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. There will be 1-2 long-term projects. Tests will be sent home with the student to be administered by their parent and returned to class the following week. Two in-class practicum tests will be given by the instructor. To register, complete the registration page for the location of your choice.
A textbook is required, with two choices available: Pick one Biology Student Text (3rd ed.- 2 vol.) by Thomas E. Porch and Brad R. Batdorf. ISBN: 978-1-57924-932-8 Publisher: Bob Jones University Press, 2004 Length: 1104 pp. Format: softbound; 2 volumes
Glencoe Biology – Student Edition ISBN: 9780078802843 Publisher: Glencoe, 2009, Hardcover Charter students must use the Glencoe textbook. The 2006 Glencoe biology book is also acceptable.
Chemistry class at EIE- STARTS SEPT. 5TH EIE (Monrovia) Schedule-Thursdays (Lisa Wright) 11:30 - 12:30 combined lecture (general and honors chem) 12:30 - 2:00 combined lab (general and honors chem) 2:00 - 2:50 honors chem recitation (required for honors students, optional for general chem students)-will include a short break for snacks, etc. 1st semester Sept 5 - Dec 12 with 11/28 off for Thanksgiving. 2nd semester Jan 16 - May 21 with 2/13 off for President's day and 4/9 off for spring break
To register Click EIE Monrovia then Fall registration to pay your deposit The following book choices are for Chemistry at EIE Chemistry, Matter and Change (Glencoe) 2006 or newer edition - for those wanting a challenge or plan on taking either AP chem or college science classes in the future or World of Chemistry (Zumdahl), 2nd edition, 2007 or newer
General chem: choose 1 World of Chemistry (Zumdahl), 2nd edition, 2007 or newer - for those applying for A-G credit or Conceptual Chemistry (Suchocki), 4th edition Both classes will include such topics as:
Structure of the atom
Elements of the periodic table
Molecular structure and reactivity
Mole concepts and Stoichiometry
Gases, solutions, and acids & bases
Reaction rates and chemical equilibrium
Redox reactions and electrochemistry
Introduction to biochemistry and organic chemistry
There will be a significant emphasis on laboratory practice, with weekly labs and/or demonstrations, along with computation for quantitative analysis. Class at EIE will also have some practice questions for the SAT II chemistry subject test to discuss. Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab notebooks and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. Tests will be sent home with the student to be administered by their parent and returned to class the following week.
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